Morgan grimly gathers for yet another meal made from its favorite recipe: Beans Steeped In Pathos. "You can only eat so many beans," Andrew says sadly. "Why's that?" asks Ryan-O. There is a little pause. "They suck," Andrew answers. Heh. Tijuana points out that they only have a couple of portions of rice left, and Osten mentions that "it's imperative that [they] merge." I think if they run out of food, they could eat Osten's vocabulary. Mmm, crunchy. Osten then complains about how much weight he's lost and how miserable he is and such. Apparently, the conditions affecting him must be worse than the conditions affecting everyone else, or you'd think you'd hear a little less of the pathetically self-pitying bitchery. Perhaps he's not getting the shipments of Twinkies and beer that are going to the rest of the players. He actually seems to be claiming that he's worse off because he's the biggest guy, which is...kind of like logical, only the opposite. In an interview, Andrew talks about how much better off the tribe would be if they had fish, and he then says he actually can't really stand to think about having fish, because it makes him too depressed. Aw. I know guys who are like that about their old girlfriends. Poor, poor Andrew.
In the Conversation of Great and Powerful Foreshadowing, Ryan-O (looking like quite the nitwit with his buff tied around his head, incidentally) brings up how Ryan S. would have wasted away if he'd stayed around longer. Andrew insists that Lill wouldn't have made it, either. Yeah, neither of them has Osten's iron will, dude.
Now Andrew -- in a clip that follows somewhat randomly from another show called Elsewhere, This Is Also Happening -- interviews that it's a mental challenge just to think about all the things they have to do to survive. He says that he can see in his tribe that some of the people aren't doing very well. Specifically, Osten seems to have gone into a depressed funk yet again. We see a sad Osten in profile, showing a very nice view of his man-boobs and his otherwise encroaching skinniness. You know how sometimes, people are referred to as "skin and bones"? Well, Osten is all pecs at this point. "He'll rally if we need him for something," Andrew says. There is a long silence. "Hopefully." Dun-dun-duuuuun!
Pirate Pete and the Peg-leg Parrots sing another round of "The Num-Num Song" as we return to Camp Drake. Jon and Shawn are walking in front of the tribe to retrieve the day's seamail, and everyone thinks that it's likely to be a big one. Rupert says in an interview that the tribe is convinced that there's an imminent merge approaching. He, on the other hand, is not anxious to merge, because he "[has] a strong tribe right now." That would be the tribe that lost the last three immunity challenges and came very close to voting him off in the last tribal council. You certainly wouldn't want to mess with that chemistry. Shawn pops open the seamail, and they see that it has a set of keys. The bad poetry clue is very nonspecific, but indicates that the upcoming challenge is going to be a biggie. As usual, the syntax is the worst thing about the clue. "If the other tribe gets it, it would seem a painful blow" is the last line. Who talks like that, other than, like, characters played by Colin Firth?